MO I Lost Civilisation

Exhibition dates: 7th – 21st Feburary 2023

Opening night celebration Thursday Feb 9th 5.30 – 7.30pm, PG Gallery


If our civilisation could only be represented by the material objects we leave behind, what would future archaeologists glean from the welter of technological artefacts they would excavate? In Lost Civilisation artist MO’s playful collages explore our obsession with technology, proposing our machines and devices as new objects of worship in an increasingly secularised world.




Artwork details:

Lost Civilisation, MO, 2022. Mixed Media collage, 700 x 500 mm.



Exhibition dates: October 4th – 24th of October


Celebrated cartoonist, painter and philosopher Michael Leunig brings to life joyous and relatable stories that comment on the fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the natural world. This exhibition showcases recent paintings and etchings by Michael Leunig.


Art work details:

Saturday Afternoon, Michael Leunig, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 605 x 460 mm.


Exhibition catalogue



Exhibition dates: September 20th – October 3rd

Opening Night: September 29th. 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Phil Day invited Cassandra Atherton & Paul Hetherington to edit an international collection of contemporary prose poems. Upon completion the editors invited Phil to make some drawings for the final book. Instead, he made a drawing for every poem – resulting in over 100 drawings.

Phil Day is a Melbourne based artist who began practicing as an illustrator and caricaturist for the Canberra Times in 1994. After graduating from the Australian National University in 1995, he commenced working as a printer, binder and designer of artist’s books in the Edition + Artist’s Book Studio, Australian National University. After his inclusion in the 2000 Australian Drawing Biennale, Canberra, Day has collaborated with authors in the making of books. To date, Day has created over 70 books. His work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia and has been published in the New Yorker Magazine.


Art work details:

Players Handbook, Advanced D&D (pp. 22-23), 2022. Phil Day, Pencil on paper, 965 x 650 mm.


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Exhibition dates: 30th of August – September 15th

Opening Night: 1st of September. 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Bin Night: Every week our rubbish bins go out. A snapshot of life during the past seven days, the debris is sorted into bins with red lids and yellow lids. Once they’re emptied, the week begins afresh. Questions regarding ethical matters such as consumption and waste are best left for another day.

Jim Pavlidis is a Melbourne based painter and printmaker, exhibiting since 1994. His work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the State Library of Victoria and he has been awarded both the Churchill Fellowship and the Melbourne Press Club Quill. Jim Pavlidis is also known for his work at ‘The Age’, where he has been a press artist, designer and illustrator/cartoonist in two stints since 1987.


Art work details:

Lake Road (2022) Jim Pavlidis. Oil on Linen. 600 x 300mm W x H




DAVID NIXON I Coalescence

Exhibition dates: June 25th – July 9th 2022⠀


Coalescence culminates seventeen years dedicated to creating relief etchings, linocuts and monoprints. My material engagement with these mediums enables me to develop pictorial languages based upon personal motifs. Testing the extreme limits of the medium, my detailed etchings are distinguished by their lyric intimacy and acute optical shimmer. My linocuts are drilled, enabling an expansive means by which to animate works on paper with a concentrated intensity: an expressive fluidity is imprinted in reverberant images characterised by their visual rhythm, shape and spatial structure. Working wet into wet, painting and drawing integrate in my mono prints. I identify the textural beauty of chance elements and develop these dimensionally with a focused intent. My meticulous prints are technically demanding. I continually finetune and vary my creative methods, aiming at outcomes in which a perfectionism and a poetic expression converge.


Art work details:

Untitled (2021). Linocut. Edition of 25. 520 x 335mm



Exhibition Catalogue


Exhibition dates: June 2nd – 16th 2022⠀

Opening Night: 2nd of June 5:30 – 7:30pm.


Signals is an exhibition that examines the concept of a ‘novel’ ecosystem, an ecosystem that has been heavily influenced by humans but is not under human management. Kohl Tyler-Dunshea begins by looking to plants that are ever-present in her daily life within the city of Naarm, and examines these as markers (or ‘Signals’) of an implicit subtext to the happenings of the city she lives in.

Her watercolour paintings feature cut flowers bought from corner stores, noxious weeds that surround her block of flats, fallen leaves, and a sole pollinator species, the Western honey bee. Introduced species, bred and well-adjusted to the current climate. While her hand-built stoneware ceramic sculptures appear more like archeological remnants of a previous age, petrified, fossilized and bleached by time, inspired by the mycological kingdom, coral lifeforms, and other earthly anomalies.


Art work details:

Requiem. Watercolour, goauche and aerosol paint on 640gsm cotton rag paper 450 x 560mm, 2021.

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Exhibition dates: May 12th – 26th 2022⠀

Opening Night: 12th of May 5:30 – 7:30pm.


Sunstruck8 is a series of contemporary giclee prints inspired when Penelope was taking neighbourhood walks during Covid lockdown. Beguiled by the beauty of magnolia blooms bathed in afternoon sun, she took advantage of the opportunity to capture the plants in varying stages of anthesis. Applying digital manipulation, the delicate floral forms have been abstracted through polarisation and the play of reflected light, being reimagined as enigmatic visual fantasies; a reminder that all living things are in a constant state of flux. Each print is strictly limited to an edition of eight.


Art work details:

Ardour. Limited edition giclee print, 180 x 220 mm, 2022.


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Exhibiting Artists: Kyla Cresswell, Catherine MacDonald, Prue MacDougall, Kathryn Madill & Nan Mulder


Exhibition dates: April 14th – May 5th 2022⠀

Opening Night: 14th of April 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Towards Strangeness brings together a group of New Zealand printmakers and with it, varying degrees of the inexplicable, the unfamiliar, and the mysterious. This exhibition features mezzotint, dry point, monoprint, photopolymer, etching, and embossing. Toward Strangeness endeavors to explore the nugget of strangeness that we often carry within ourselves and to the places we inhabit.

Art work details:

Towards Strangeness. Nan Mulder. Mezzotint, 320x 420mm

ANDREW CLAPHAM I Manufactured Landscape

Exhibition dates: February 10th – 24th 2022⠀

Opening Night: 17th of February 6pm – 8pm.

This exhibition looks at current research that engages the urbanized landscape and its influences on modernism, minimalism, labour, and the role of art and design in our society. The material-driven printmaking allows the critique of the arts’ classical traditions to repurpose them through traditional mediums and a technologically driven lens. Juxtaposing with prints heritage to commercial and processes also traditionally used for advertising purpose. Altogether, this series looks at the role humans play in the environment, mainly through urban space. It is a critique of the beauty and destructions we have on the altered landscape.


Art work details:

Altered A.  Acrylic Silk-Screen Print on 300 GSM Somerset Satin, 54x73cm, 2021.